Around the Park: Leagues’ Season Opens

Baynazeer Bhutto T20 continues this Saturday with its final two group matches, where unbeaten Pak Kashmir and Park Strikers face must win challengers, in Grenada and Punjab Lions respectively. Both Pak Kashmir and Park Strikers can keep it simple with wins in their respective fixtures to eliminate their opponents.

Conversely wins for Grenada and Punjab will throw the group wide open, leading to run rate calculations to determine the four remaining quarterfinalist with Panthers and Bedessee Destroyers both having completed their two matches with a win and a loss each. Jinnah, Shaheen, ACA Dragons and Brooklyn Stars have already advanced at the expense of Warriors and Travel Treat. The group matches are scheduled to begin at 10 am at Marine Park, followed by the quarterfinal draw, with matches continuing at 2pm at the same venue.


In other news, the leagues are set to get on the way with Metropolitan Cricket League kicking off on Sunday 6th May 2012 at various venues with eight matches across the two divisions.

Lions vs Westbury                   Canarsie Pk                 Pioneer vs Villagers                              Gateway

Lucas vs Progressive                Marine Pk                    Frank Parsons vs River Valley       Fairmont Pk

Suburbia vs Spice Island          Roy Wilkins Pk         Cosmos vs Staten Island                    Res Jun 30

Liberty vs New Hope               Fennigan Rec              Island Wide vs Mid Island                 Floyd Bennett


In the Brooklyn Cricket League the season commences with the annual President’s XI curtain raiser, with the President’s XI facing off the League XI. The ceremonies begin at 12 noon at Marine Park.

Sheffield CC hosts the season first BBQ and After Party on Saturday 5th May from 3pm at Sheffield Club House 682 Sheffield Avenue Brooklyn.

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